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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
Meet some of our local staff
Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help Us
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
Volunteer Opportunities

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Find Us
Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994


Jackie Blake

Jackie Blake, a wife and mom to one young daughter at the time, was only 29 when she had a stroke that almost left her without the ability to speak, write, walk or do anything a normal 29 year old woman should be able to do. Luckily, with the help of time, therapy, medical professionals and her family who was always there for her, Jackie has found a “new normal” and is now 36 years old with two beautiful daughters.

Jackie and her husband, Ross, are determined to raise awareness that strokes can happen to anyone, at any age, and to help others recognize the risk factors and warning signs. 

They are thankful to Jackie’s amazing medical team who brought her back, and for the incredible research and technology that are impacting the lives of stroke patients everywhere.

How We Help You in Iowa

AHA Night at the Iowa Wild
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
Friday, October 14, 2016
Lindsay Eastin

Sioux City Go Red For Women Luncheon
Marina Conference Center, Sioux City, IA
Friday, October 14, 2016
Nicole Freeman

Des Moines Heart Ball
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Kim Hanken